Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "migraine"

Medicine info: Brand names

Symptom checker

Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.

Migraine

Migraines are common and usually very painful. There may be ways to prevent them, and there are good treatments for them. Learn more about migraines here.

Read more

How do you know if you're having a migraine or a headache?

Most Australians get headaches, while 5 million experience migraines, which can affect the entire body. Learn about the difference, and how you can prevent or treat migraines.

Read more

Underlying causes of vomiting

There are many causes of vomiting, including gastroenteritis, pregnancy, migraine, appendicitis, labyrinthitis. Find out what can cause vomiting.

Read more

Headache medication

Most people have headaches occasionally. Find out what can cause them and how you can treat different types of headaches.

Read more

Brain diseases

A healthy brain is quick and efficient. Problems like inflammation, loss of brain cells, tumours, trauma and age-related diseases can change that. Learn more.

Read more

Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that people get from the food they eat, like vegetables, pulses, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Read about magnesium’s benefits.

Read more

Chiropractors

A chiropractor is a health practitioner who manipulates joints. This article explains what chiropractors do, and questions you might ask.

Read more

Paracetamol

You can take paracetamol for mild to moderate pain. Here’s some information on how paracetamol works, when you should not take it and possible side effects.

Read more

Nervous system

Your nervous system controls much of what your body does including walking, speaking and other activities. Learn more about how it works.

Read more

Perfume stinks: how fragrances can affect your health

Fragrances and fragranced products cause health problems, such as asthma and headaches, in 1 in 3 people. Find out what you can do if you experience symptoms.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo